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Oldmixon Free Peach

Prunus persicus ‘'Oldmixon Free'’
In 1807 Timothy Matlack sent Jefferson cuttings of both the "much boasted" Oldmixon Cling peach and Oldmixon Free, "a fine peach." They differ in the way the flesh adheres to the stone. The Oldmixon Cling ranked second only to the Heath Cling in the praise it received from pomologists. The tree's origin is attributed to John Oldmixon, author of The British Empire in America, 1741, and it rivals the Heath as the oldest named American peach. The Free variety originated very early in the nineteenth century from a seedling of the cling, and by 1811 it was list by the Landreth nursery of Philadelphia. The juice of the Oldmixon peaches is uncommonly candy-sweet.Text adapted from Fruit and Fruit Trees of Monticello by Peter J. Hatch.
Growth Type: 
Deciduous Tree
Color(s): 
Pink
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
South Orchard
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
2002 Apr 1 to 2002 Apr 152004 Mar 29 to 2004 Apr 122005 Apr 5 to 2005 Apr 262006 Mar 31 to 2006 Apr 202007 Mar 28 to 2007 Apr 202008 Mar 24 to 2008 Apr 252009 Mar 31 to 2009 Apr 242012 Mar 19 to 2012 Apr 92013 Apr 11 to 2013 Apr 302014 Mar 31 to 2014 Apr 232015 Apr 5 to 2015 Apr 272016 Mar 21 to 2016 Apr 6
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